The Discovery of the Terracotta Warriors in 1974, Human Sacrifice via Suicide Poisoning in Chinese History and the Chinese Questioning This Practice, Each Terracotta Statue Being Unique, Craftspeople Marking Their Work for Quality Control, Sculptors Crafting Each Piece Uniquely, the Terracotta Warriors Once Being Colored, the World’s First Plastic Used as a Glossy Resin, the Rarity of Chinese Lacquer, the Only Two Colors Available in the Ancient World and the Similarity of These Colors, the Creation of Chinese Glass Being Linked to the Color of Chinese Purple, and Chinese Purple Helping to Develop Technology During the Modern Day

In 221 BC, teams of craftsmen begin sculpting the terracotta warriors, sculptures which would not be found for nearly 2000 years. In 1974, farmers digging a well near the city of Xi’an (pronounced as “she-yan”), stumbled across 800 infantry, archers, generals, and cavalry, buried in 3 pits. Each statue weighs up to 300 kilograms. Some burial sites of Chinese lords have sacrificial remains surrounding the lords main coffin as it was seen as a great honor to carry forward into the next life with a...

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